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Charles Dusenberry M.D. ’34

Published in Dec. 25, 1996, issue

Charlie Dusenberry, who retired in 1983 from the practice of pediatrics, died in Portland, Maine, of heart failure on Oct. 29, 1996, one day shy of his 84th birthday. He had a summer home in East Boothbay.

In 1964 Charlie was one of a small group of physicians who served without pay on the teachingtraining hospital ship SS Hope in Ecuador and later in Colombia. A native New Yorker, he attended N.Y. Medical College. He interned at the U.S. Marine Hospital in Staten Island and was a resident physician at the Metropolitan Hospital in NYC. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Licentiate of the American Board of Pediatrics.

During WWII, Charlie served (194346) with the Coast Guard, most of the time on active duty as a ship's physician on North Atlantic Weather Patrol. He received two personal commendations for doing emergency operations at sea.

Since 1965 Charlie and his wife, Jane (Lewis), made their home in California, and since 1990 they have summered in Maine. She is the sister of Burt Lewis, who died in 1967. Surviving besides Jane, whom Charlie married in 1940, are a daughter, Charlotte (Mrs. Russell) Lesser; two sons, John and Michael '68, and 10 grandchildren. To them we offer our sincere sympathies.

The Class of 1934

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